By 2024, we anticipate that our chicken suppliers will conform to the following for 100% of our products:
a) Transition to strains of birds accepted for use by RSPCA, Global Animal Partnership (GAP), based on measurably improved welfare outcomes.
b) Reduce stocking density to a maximum of 6 lbs./sq. foot and prohibit broiler cages.
c) Provide birds enriched environments including litter, lighting, and enrichment that meets GAP’s new standards.
d) Process chickens in a manner that avoids pre - stun handling and instead utilizes a multi - step controlled - atmosphere processing system that induces an irreversible stun.
e) Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third party auditing.